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Vermont health system CEO resigns amid financial troubles

Dec 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Springfield Hospital said in a statement that the hospital is "facing challenges created by a declining population, rising costs, below-cost reimbursements from payers, and an increase in the number of patients who are unable to pay for...
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Value-Based Pricing And Reimbursement: Still More Promise Than Reality

Dec 14, 2018 , Forbes
There's been an uptick in value- or outcomes-based contracts. Yet, operational barriers persist, including achieving consensus on what constitutes value, the need for extensive outcomes data collection, and the administrative costs of managing value-based pricing...
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Blue Shield's trims to out-of-state coverage give some Californians the blues

Dec 13, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Blue Shield of California has quietly scaled back the national Blue Card program that has allowed its members to receive a range of services out of state in an effort to reduce...
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New $125 Million Immunology Research Unit Sprang From Personal Quest Of Paul Allen

Dec 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The Allen Institute announced the new unit Wednesday, three months after Paul Allen died of septic shock stemming from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Other public health news focuses on Islam and organ donations; reactions to the CRIPR babies; vitamin treatments for sepsis; the continuing short supply of Shingrix; and the high costs of animal...
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How can we lower healthcare costs? Key GOP senator seeks ideas

Dec 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will focus the Senate health committee's 2019 agenda around healthcare costs. He has asked for specific proposals from high-profile think tanks and industry...
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Animal attacks cost us more than $1 billion a year, and they're becoming more common

Dec 12, 2018 , CNN Health
Animal-related injuries lead to health care costs of more than $1 billion a year in the United States, according to a new study -- and they're happening more often....
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Viewpoints: Lessons on How Robots, Wearable Devices Can Lower Health Costs; Gun Trauma Takes Big Toll On Caregivers, Too

Dec 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on these health care topics and...
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Orthopedic group blazes trail as hip, knee replacements move out of hospitals

Dec 11, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A newly formed surgeon group in Michigan is aggressively moving to prove outpatient orthopedic surgery can be just as effective as traditional inpatient surgery for much lower...
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4 Things To Think About Regarding Healthcare As You Approach Retirement

Dec 08, 2018 , Forbes
Healthcare is a huge expense plaguing Americans today. As you approach retirement, life expectancy, medicare limitations and rising medical costs are all things to...
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Judge Considers Delaying CVS-Aetna Merger, Citing Potential Anti-Competitive Harms

Dec 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
But antitrust experts say it's only possible for the Department of Justice to block the merger. DOJ approved the $70 billion deal in October. Meanwhile, CVS and Aetna are moving ahead with integration plans. Other industry news looks at CVS' new prescription drug-price plans and rising costs of Pitocin and...
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Is Health Spending The Next Big Political Issue?

Dec 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Diabetics dying because they can’t afford insulin. Organ transplant patients undergoing “wallet biopsies” to get on waiting lists. Are out-of-pocket costs going to dominate the health discussion in the next election? Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss this as well as new Trump administration rules giving states the ability to make major changes to the Affordable Care Act. Also, lame-duck...
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J&J unit to pay $360 million to U.S. to resolve charity kickback probe

Dec 07, 2018 , Reuters
A Johnson & Johnson unit will pay the U.S. government $360 million to resolve an investigation into its financial support of a charity that helped Medicare patients cover out-of-pocket drug costs, the Justice Department said on Thursday....
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Fetal Alcohol Costs: $23,000 A Year Per Case

Dec 05, 2018 , WebMD
Children with fetal alcohol syndrome face a range of lifelong problems including birth defects, growth problems, developmental delays, intellectual disability and behavioral disorders, all of which can require costly...
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When Buying Your Own Health Plan, There’s Still A Big Ouch Factor If There’s No Subsidy

Dec 05, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The least expensive health plan for a Wisconsin couple earning $125,000 costs $14,821.44 a year and has a $15,800 deductible. Another story examines options and the upcoming deadlines during open...
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After Years Of Rising Deductibles For Workers, Some Employers Are Tapping The Brakes

Dec 04, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Instead of continuing the trend of passing on the burden of higher costs to employees, some companies are looking to address the underlying reasons for the spending. Among other strategies, some organizations are bypassing insurers and negotiating deals with hospitals directly and a growing number are offering their own clinics. Meanwhile, experiments that work to improve a patient's social factors, such as housing, are finding big savings....
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Can better cancer care lower company's health costs?

Dec 04, 2018 , Reuters
When companies try to tackle rising healthcare costs, shifting more of the burden to employees is increasingly the strategy of choice....
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How A Hematologist Can Use IVF To Treat And Prevent Disease, Lower Costs And Make CRISPR Irrelevant

Dec 02, 2018 , Forbes
So how do we develop a system that results in effective treatment AND prevention AND continuous cost reduction? And does so in a way that makes the genetic modification of embryos and germ cells (sperm and eggs) less...
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Surprise Medical Bills, Direct Primary Care Gain Senate Attention

Nov 30, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 28—Senators said they will push legislation to limit surprise medical bills and to support direct primary care as part of congressional efforts to control rising healthcare costs....
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With back pain, depression tied to higher healthcare spending

Nov 30, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - When patients with painful back problems are also depressed, they have significantly higher healthcare costs than back-pain patients without depression, a U.S. study suggests....
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Untreated hearing loss linked to higher health costs, more hospitalizations

Nov 29, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - Older adults with untreated hearing loss may develop additional health problems that lead to more frequent hospitalizations and higher health costs than their counterparts without hearing trouble, two U.S. studies suggest....
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